Friday, February 24, 2012

My Beginning With Vitas - By Debi


When I first heard Vitas, I was going through a very bad time in my life, tears were an every day event for me.  I began to write my feelings down and so I will copy and paste those words here.
My daughter told me, "Mother you have to hear this guy sing", and so I did but what I was not expecting was for me to be so caught up and held captive. Since that day, I have done what I could to tell others of your extraordinary talent. My daughter says you give her goose-bumps, believe me this is not something she would so readily reveal.
I have only known of you for about 3 weeks and wish I could have known about you sooner.  I have days of sadness such as today.  I sat in my car and listened to your newest cd.  I closed my eyes and let my mind draw upon the healing sounds of your voice. It wasn't long before I realized that I had tears on my face caused by the emotions that you express so well.  I did not want to leave that moment and come back to earth
 
Sometimes it feels as if the day has been heavy and I feel burdened. I have a hard time clearing my head and remembering my blessings. The negative things surface and grab hold and hang on so tight.  I am able to drown out some of it by listening to Vitas.  Funny isn't it that we can find so much joy and peace from music?  His voice lifts me up and out of the muck that envelopes me sometimes. When I have to stop the music, I feel the weight of life and the darkness once again.  Tomorrow always brings the hope of peace and a day away from sadness.
My 11 year old daughter has become a fan.  Whenever I play him she asks what the song is called and what it is about and unfortunately I can't tell her what they are all about.  She and I watched Videos of him on YouTube and I could tell she is quite taken with him as I am.  She wanted to see pictures of him and she has her favorite songs.A couple of her favorites are "Mama" and "Shores of Russia".  I was able to explain the meaning behind  those well enough.My daughter and I are pretty close so she could empathize with Vitas losing his mother, and I knew she felt very touched by his loss.  She is such a blessing to me and I love her dearly as I do all my children.
I don't always take the time to write, but I listen to your music every chance I get.  I have given up on the idea of ever meeting you, but as long as I have my outlet for writing then I am ok.  I love your music as much now as I did right from the beginning. All those places that I go to when your music plays are the same welcoming places I go time and time again. A safe haven that my mind and thoughts can relax. I love you Vitas for what you make me feel when I listen to you and I love you for feelings that come alive while I listen to you sing.
I  haven't added anything new lately.   It is 3 days before your birthday and each day I check to see if the link to your birthday site is up yet.  It feels like things have somewhat fizzled out, I know that they haven't but it feels like it has.
I hope that your birthday went well and that you are getting the much needed rest,  enjoy life and be happy.
If I am not mistaken you are home getting a few days of much needed rest. I have all your cd's now that is available in the US and am building up my play lists on my computer so that I can put the cd's out in my car. 
I received "Smile", The single "Goodbye", "Songs of my Mother" DVD, and "Vitas at the Kremlin" DVD.  I love them all but I really favor "Songs of my Mother" DVD.  There were so many songs on there that I love and was able to watch Vitas perform them all on stage.

I won't be opening his single "Goodbye" but keep it safe.  I was told that it is rare, and so there is no way I want anything to  happen to it.

During the DVD of "Vitas at the Kremlin", I thought about how Vitas has changed over the years.  His voice and looks have become more refined.  His music was still wonderful when he was younger but there is a difference between what I witnessed on his Kremlin DVD and what I see in his music today.  I look forward to the future of the  music and voice that only Vitas possesses.

I pray that God will always keep him safe and happy.

My favorite still is "Songs of my Mother" DVD.
God bless you Vitas and those that help you in your everyday life.  Stay happy, stay sane, and keep smiling.
This has been a day of moods, I think I have run the gambit.  Then the evening came and I listened to Vitas and that always calms me and puts a smile on my face.  Then I heard from Diane with the news that Vitas is on tunes.  Wow, that is impressive.
I have had to transfer everything to a new computer.  I had a lot of things on the other one but started to have problems.
Anyway, I hadn't listened to Vitas for almost 24 hours, which if you have been around me you would know that  I don't go more than a couple of hours without listening to him since the first time.
When I heard him sing, it was wonderful and I felt renewed.
Vitas! Thank you for your wonderful talent that you so graciously share with us.
  I have been purchasing my music fromDeesvisions, but I know that GeminSun records and Russiandvds also sell authentic music for Vitas.
Diane, who operates Deesvisions has been so kind in replying to my emails and helping me out anyway she can. I want to publicly thank her.
Diane, who also runs the fansite for 
Vitasusahas emailed me a few times and been so kind as to answer any questions I have asked. She has been very patient with me and I thank her for that too.

I started to learn Russian so that I can better understand his music. I am actually enjoying it. I always thought Russian would be so much harder to learn but I am beginning to change my views on that. Even my son David, is helping me and he is speaking it also. It is such great fun.

Received in the mail the cd's I had ordered that have been done by Vitas.
1. Mama
2.Return home 1
3. Return home 2
4.A kiss as long as Eternity
5.The Philosophy of wonder
I was hoping that I could come on here and give my opinion of which cd was the best. As usual, I can't because they are all so good. I start to listen to one and think that it is my favorite until the next one comes on. I love his style and method of singing.He sings some songs that sound like Techno, I already like Techno so those songs were welcomed as well.I checked in the stores and Vitas is here in America!!!!, when I go shopping next week, I will be checking to see how well his music is selling. I am so excited to know that he is finally here and hoping to pave the way for his touring that I hope will bring him to my area.


Days ago I looked for inspiration to be creative. I thought of my children and life and how I wanted to portray each. I love working with 3D programs but unable to just sit down without any forethought does not motivate me much.
As I listened to your music, it created wonderful images in my mind and the motivation and almost a need to express myself, there were no tears or sadness today. I saw your videos of the pranks pulled on you. Humor is so important in life, my father was a wonderful man, his humor always seemed to keep us afloat of the storms that life brings. I miss him so much.
I await the US commercial that will be hitting us in 2 days. Vitas welcome to America, I think we are ready for you, I know I am.

Today I awoke to feel the world still a very heavy place. Sometimes I wonder why I stay when inside I feel dead. Today I listened to no music, another heartache I couldn't handle.
The wind howls outside like a trapped puppy, but for me it is a language I know. Sounds of the night are haunting but somehow comforts me like a lonely friend. I smiled and fought back the tears today even though they tried to escape my eyes.
So now I sit here so early in the morning and tell the things I cannot say. Who will hear and who will care?

You may never read this, you have so many fans all speaking of their undying love for you, and I am just one voice out of many.
Forgive me, if you do read this and you wonder what kind of crazy lady this is.
I forget that you may not speak English, but music transcends all language barriers and people come together in one heart. Sometimes it is music alone that speaks what our mouths cannot, so native tongues are not necessary always.
I have fretted and worried about the evils of the world and have at times watched my children fall, I cannot always catch them or fall for them. So much time I spend on wanting to keep them safe that I focus too much on the negative things. When I listen to your music, I am brought back to the realization that there is still beauty in this world as there is in your voice.
Although your voice and passion reach beyond the stars, your purity and grace keeps you grounded. With the beginning of each song I fall in love and at the close my heart breaks.
Someday when you are able to come toSeattleWashington, I will be there to hear you in person and take with me something priceless.
Vitas, the world is a better place for you being in it, and I know I am a better person for having the joy and pleasure of listening to you when life becomes more than I feel I can bear.
Your voice and music is haunting, wonderful, sensual, hypnotic, consuming. I have never heard anything like it.

Vitas! You don't have to learn to speak English, your accent and language is wonderful and I am quite smitten with the whole package.
So this was the beginning of my love affair with Vitas, the man with the diamond voice.



By Debi

Friday, February 17, 2012

Vitas: My Savior

It was December 19th, 2011 and I was doing my usual Youtube video watching and I was on a comedian show then on the side it said, "Man and his Crazy Voice". I clicked on it and it was a bald guy singing an opera song. I didn't like the song at first but a couple more tries of listening to it and I could not stop listening to it. That was my first Vitas song: Opera 2. I then saw that almost all of his songs were on the side. So I listened to them and I could not stop listening to him. I had to have listened to Opera 2 about 50 times, over and over. I then went on Facebook and posted my first status about him. I wrote, "I found this amazing singer. His name is Vitas." Then I posted the link to Opera 2. While I was on Facebook, I then searched up Vitas and sure enough there was his official page. I liked it and went on photos and I could not believe how GORGEOUS he was! I fell in love with his voice. It was Christmas break and I felt so lucky that I found him and/or he found me! I then went on his videos and listened to certain ones that I liked a lot. I told my mom about him and she didn't like his music but I ignored that because I LOVED him! For Christmas I had gotten and Itunes card and searched up Vitas on Itunes and there he was. They had one album. I bought Dedication, Nessun Dorma, La Donna E Mobile, and Opera 2. I still have yet to buy more but I don't have any money on my Itunes account :( . By the end of 2 weeks I probably had listened to Vitas 200 times. I could not get enough of his music and his voice! January 2012: I had officially talked to friends about Vitas at school. I could not stop about talking to him. But the ignorance of their denial made me mad and somewhat sad at what they said. Some of my friends said that he sounded like a girl and that he was annoying and how could anybody like him? But I ignored their ignorance and I continued to like Vitas. No matter what anyone said no one would take Vitas away from me. Not even my friends. That's what I liked about Vitas. He was versatile, unique, and he was PERFECT! I got my best friend to listen to his music and she liked him but she isn't such a lover like me. I had friends come over in February on the 5th and I said here is Vitas. They laughed and guess what I did? I kicked them out of my house! I know, I know it sounds mean but I had to do what was meant. They haven't talked to me since which proves that weren't good enough friends to get over it. Later in this month I started having requests from fellow Vitas lovers. I accepted the requests and I said, "Hi. :))." They replied saying Hi, do you love Vitas? I responded yes. They responded and we talked. We said where we were from and how old we were. They were surprised my age. Almost everyone I talked to said, "WOW!". Here's the thing...I'm...14. Surprised?! Well after everyone I was surprised I told them about my dream.. My dream to go to a Vitas concert and have him choose me to go on stage and sing with him.. That was my huge dream. My other dream was to get every CD Vitas had. Earlier in February, I had met a Russian teenager off Youtube named Alexei and he and I got in touch via Facebook and talked for hours. He told me about a Russian website called vk.com and I went on it and made an account. Back to my Vfriends. I now have 39 Vfriends and counting. I have talked to almost every single one of them and they're sooooo nice. My Vfriends are probably the nicest group of people I have ever met. I now call them my Vfamily. They're just like family. They support me and just all have the same passion for Vitas' music like I do.
Vitas' Songs: My first two songs were Opera 2 and Love Me. Vitas' song Blessed Guru was my third. I liked that song because he was my "Blessed Guru". I then listened to MAMA, dedicated to his mom. When I learned what the lyrics were I cried. His mom was such a brave soul and she was amazing. She nurtured an amazing son and he shall never forget his amazing mom and all she did for him. I have watched all of his videos and liked all of them. His songs are SO powerful and meaningful that once I turn his music on I'm in a state of Nirvana and I cannot escape it. His music is so enticing and is sung to perfection. My heart still melts everytime he sings MAMA. That's how powerful his music is and my heart is always skipping 1000 beats because of his music. Bird of Happiness and One,Two,Three and 2 of my favorite dancing songs. They're so catchy and fun to sing and dance to! I can actually sing and dance, I'm in show choir and choir at school and they're such fun songs to practice singing to! His songs always make my day. 4 songs that I absolutely LOVE: Lucia Di Lammermoor, A Kiss as Long as Eternity, The Star, and Crane's Crying. All amazing songs and all sung to perfection. I have practiced and practiced singing Lucia Di Lammermoor and Crane's Crying because of the long and glorious notes. I can now finally hold them without losing breath. I have mastered singing Shores of Russia, I can now sing every lyric! That makes me proud. I now love sparkles because of Vitas. I have grown to a whole new level of living. I appreciate everything and I'm always in a state of Nirvana, even in bad situations. Vitas brings me hope and inspiration. I strive everyday to do my best at everything and accept what I'm not good at. He makes me smile every time I hear his uplifting music. He brings me peace and love. I LOVE VITAS! That's why Vitas is my Savior.
-Madi Corl <3 Vitas Lover